Health Products Drug Medicine

Health Products Drug Medicine

Any substance or pharmaceutical product for human or veterinary use that is intended to modify or explore physiological systems or pathological states for the benefit of the recipient is termed as drug (WHO). The terms drug, medicine and pharmaceutical product are commonly used interchageably.

An Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) is the chemical substance contained in a pharmaceutical, which is responsible for its therapeutic effect. Some pharmaceuticals contain more than one active ingredient (combination product).


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